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Ashanti in Bathing Suit is "Grateful" in Turks and Caicos

Here’s how she stays fit.

Ashanti is in Turks and Caicos, the go-to spot for celebs this winter. And she's feeling introspective, posting photos of her pondering life on a crystal clear paddleboat on even clearer waters. "2022 definitely didn't start out the way I thought it would… or the way I wanted it to… but everything happens for a reason… #Grateful #Still looking forward to an Amazing Historic Year 🙏🏽❤️✨" she captioned one photo, tagging Pearls of Long Bay, the luxury villa. For another shot—same boat, different angle—she captioned it: "Deep." How does Ashanti stay so fit? Read on to see 6 ways Ashanti stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!


This is Her Fitness Routine

"When I'm home in NYC, I have a trainer, Raheem. We do weight training, cardio, running. I'm kind of a tomboy and I'm very competitive so I never want him to beat me. Sometimes he has me work on mobility, other times endurance, and then we'll go for strength. I think it's important to mix it up and hit different parts of your body. We'll do the Stairmaster, lots of core work," she told Parade.


This is How She Stays Fit on the Road

"I usually travel with my jump rope. I definitely try to do stuff when I'm not with my trainer and he's always paying attention to what I am or am not doing though (laughs). So for instance, I had a cheat day last Saturday morning so I had pancakes and he DMed me and he's like, "What is that? Are you doing crunches after?" When I'm not at home, he'll text me a workout and I'll try to get it done. I'll try to do crunches and jump rope and pushups and stuff on my own. I try!" she told Parade.


She's Super-Aware of What's in Her Food

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Ashanti has called herself a pescatarian. "I cut out a lot of meat," she told People. "I think again, self-health and self-awareness are so important. All of that stuff is so important to maintaining your body, knowing what's in your food, the GMO's and the chemicals, and I'm super aware of this stuff."


She Tries to Stick to Her Schedule

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"I feel like it's very necessary to just be aware of what you're eating," she told People. "I have a trainer and we try to go five days a week when I'm home and then when I get to another place, he's texting me a workout or he'll FaceTime me and say, 'Are you still in the bed?' We try to keep it going."


She Has Dealt With Anxiety

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Ashanti, Singing for Superheroes, NFL Giants' players Michael Thomas and BJ Goodson, anxiety-relieving wearable company The TouchPoint Solution, and the Phoenix Program, released the song "I Know (What It Feels Like)" to address anxiousness. "Sometimes when there's a lot going on, be it in career, personal life or things in general … I'll wake up with my stomach in knots," Ashanti said. "This is especially hard for kids. 'I Know' was written to illuminate the fact that when you are plagued with anxiety, you aren't alone. …The song aims to take away the taboo of sharing your feelings."



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Ashanti has been upfront about her deaing with COVID. "Hey y'all I can't believe I'm saying this but I tested positive for Covid-19. I'm ok and not in any pain. I'm actually down to the verzuz from my house…we're trying to figure it all out!!!" she said last year. And also last year: "Feeling grateful 🙏🏽 My parents and I got our negative results back right in time to start off the New Year healthy, happy & loved. Wishing y'all all an Amazing 202WON. 🎉🎉🎉 #grateful"

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